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will emphasize the major themes of president obama's reselection campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaand we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the de
think we are going to see a dramatically different rock obama -- barack obama if he wins, and specifically with regard to campaign finance reform. now he has said, and i got to play by the rules, because i cannot lose, but when i get in, i am going to fix this campaign finance issue, so what are your thoughts? >> i think my answer is the same, and that is that i do not know. now i do not think anyone knows. it is the obvious race between obama and romney, but it is the issue of campaigning, and we do not know who is going to end up in the white house if he wins reelection. there are differences between the two. obama campaigned as a leader, but he governs as a timid leader. you cannot be a transformational leader and not ruffle many feathers, and he understands that, and we have wasted a lot of pressures term, and if we go back to the original stimulus bill, if it had been better crafted, better targeted, larger, we would have perhaps not had ongoing erosion in terms of jobs that we have seen, so time matters comi-con when it comes to us it -- time matters when it comes t
this morning" from the site of the democratic national convention in charlotte. >>> president obama makes a surprise visit after bill clinton brings the delegates to their feet. >>> we'll ask two top advisers what the president will say tonight. and we'll also speak with caroline kennedy. >>> a bizarre bank robbery straight out of the movies leaves los angeles police baffled. >>> plus, andy roddick's emotional farewell at the u.s. open. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside, but who burns for america on the inside. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill clinton defends president obama and makes the case for re-election. >> are we better off than we were when he took office? the answer is yes. >> president obama will not deliver his address at an outdoor football stadium. >> apparently the campaign is concerned about this well-known weather phenomenon known as empty seats. >> a broken-off remnant of isaac is now making a second appearance in the gulf of mexico. that could mean more downpou
? >> the turnout in massachusetts is going to go off the charts. we're on obama loving state. once people cast that vote for obama to set the course for another four years, thinks to going to auger for elizabeth warren very well. i think there's going to be a lot of momentum in her direction. >> reporter: when voters talk to each other is there consciousness that the senate is so site and a change of seats could mean so much to massachusetts? >> i think today it's not the case but within the final two weeks, yes. i think it's going to be very clear that the senate is in the balance and each one of these senate seats depending on how each day votes will determine whether or not there's a progressive on energy, on health care, on foreign policy or there's a very conservative member who is making those decisions. i think that's going to drive a lot of the vote in massachusetts. >> reporter: is it tough to drive turnout when a lot of people have experienced underwater mortgages, loss of equity in their homes when they've lost overtime, feeling not as wealthy as they were a couple years ago? >> i c
this week. president obama sat down for the interview last night using the chance to hit romney over his leaked 47% comment. here is the president's response when asked which version of romney is more sincere. the one who writes off a 47% or the one who believes in 100% of the country. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> mr. obama also took to playing defense in appealing to latino voters over immigration reform. this is something he had promised to do during the first year of his presidency and he blamed republicans for the failure. >> obama: there's the thinking that the president is somebody who's all powerful and can get everything done. we have to have cooperation from all the sources in order to get something done. >> the president did say one thing last night that we can expect to hear over and over again today from republicans. he said you cannot change washin
this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. >>> michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. >>> tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. >>> and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >>> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to fl
and president but obama and vice- president joe biden will accept their nominations tonight. randall pinkston in charlotte north carolina with more on the final night of the democratic national convention. >>> we will hear from joe biden this week to take care of that tonight the president obama will talk about taxes we've seen an excerpt he said voters face a clear choice for a fundamentally different vision where america should go. final day of the democratic convention packed with star power. ♪ >>> they gear up for president obama's to except his nomination >>> he will not get at the ball park >>> the president has a lot to show for his first term as and the show that to voters >>> he must give a complete list of his accomplishments it is an extremely long list >>> president obama expected to focus on the economy vernon blackwell says he deserves more time to help unemployed americans >>> he needs to finish the work that he started >>> campaign advisers say president obama will bring a positive message to the audience and talk specifics about building a stronger middle- class. he was sup
obama, 47% to 46%, where both have been tracking since april. the president is hoping for more from his own convention getting under way in charlotte. that's where we find our steve handelsman, live with the latest. steve? >> hi, jessica. good evening. charlotte north carolina, democratic national convention, and democrats, gather in this big southern city there is a bit of a debate under way. should president obama a, mostly run on his record. or b, mostly promise a better second term. it was clear today his choice is a. he need their votes to win ohio, a key battleground. so president obama reminded auto workers at a toledo rally he bailed out the auto industry. i believeden you. i belt on yt on you. i will make that belt any day of the week. and because of that bet, three years later that bet is paeg yi off for america. >> vice president biden made the same point and more. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >> in charlotte, michelle obama checked out the convention hall where she speaks tomorrow night. outside democrats gathered and debated what barack obama ough
>>> for barack, these issues are not political. they are personal. >> first lady michelle obama brings the democratic national convention to its feet. the powerful message she delivered to voters. >> reporter: we're live in morgan hill where several things are happening today involving missing teen, sierra lamar. we'll tell you who is visiting the search center an what's been planned for later on today. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, september 5th. >>> we begin with continuing coverage of the shooting that leaves a -- that leaves a chp officer, kenyon youngstrom, fighting for his life. he was shot yesterday by a man in a jeep. alex savidge is at the john muir medical center with an update on the officer's condition. >> reporter: i just spoke a short time ago with the chp spokesperson who told me that wounded officer's family members and fellow officers have remained here at his bedside throughout the my. he's in icu here and at last check does remain in critical condition. the chp identified the o
it was expected to be a crowd pleaser and it was. but more importantly they must give president obama's credibility to its economic policies. for treating 23 million jobs and said he couldn't have done any better reporter daniel nottingham is in charlotte tonight. did waistcoat president obama's surprised the crowd in the convention hall wednesday night's appearance onstage to thank former president bill clinton for his speech. i'm proud to nominate him to this standard of the democratic party. duckweeds thing to reelect president obama's if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility merrill in this together society used to go for barack obama and joe biden. clinton praised president obama's has taken to pull the country out of recession. >>> snow president, not me and not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damaged that he found in just four years to. the airwaves fit bill clinton makes the case that president obama's plans are more likely to return the u.s. to the economic prosperity enjoyed when he was president. we believe th
for the current president when he says barack obama and is still immensely the country for four more years. >>> it has been one-quarter of one year since we have had widespread rainfall in the bay a guess what happens tonight? details on how long the west scuffle sit around coming up. a small memorial is growing tonight outside the chp office in martinez as the community mourns a fallen hero. officered canyon young sam died tonight a day after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop. a father of four was 37 years old. the seven year veteran was based on martina's reporter mark sayers is there tonight. >>> well tonight governor brown is offering condolences on behalf of all californians as of the community and the chp how it mourn the loss of one of their own. >>> and his mind sad duty to share in the that the officer has been taken off life-support. >>> a caplan delivered the news to those gathered to honor the chp officer in and what was supposed to be a vigil quickly became a memorial and the chp says he made one final act of public service. titillates i think it is fitting toh
es no tener tipeles. ntar residente barack obama ha estado en univisiÓn y han hablado de el fracaso de la reforma migratoria. >>> las palabras del presidente barack obama han sido mÚsica para los oÍdos para las drem contrat demasia demÓcratas. >>> para eugenio haber participado en este foro es muy importante. >>> estoy muy emocionado y a primera vez que voy a votar por la presidencia de este paÍs, quiero que todos tengan la mismas oportunidades que yo he tenido. >>> presidente barack obama ha dicho que ha fallado por no aprobar una reforma migratoria. >>> yo no prometÍ que lo iba a hacer todo cuando me eligen como presidente, pero si trabajar todos los dÍas por eso. >>> el presidente ha sido constante todo el tiempo. >>> el congresista ha dicho que obama va a hablar de todos los temas menos del porque sufren los latinos. >>> solo suframos a lo que es la campaÑa, no va a hablar de la economÍa de presidente barack obama porque ha sido terrible. >>> el presidente si pudo hablar de la situaciÓn economica que estaba cuando entrÓ a la casa blanca y que ahora gracias a su presi
from the recession makes reelection anything but certain. today president barack obama made his case for a second term. we have team coverage. amber lee followed today's speech. but we begin with ken pritchett, inside the national convention where the president said times have changed but so have i have. >> reporter: we heard a lot of things that could be more rousy, more aimed at getting a reaction but the message was what we were looking for. the president says his plan restructure it is middle class but that it takes time. >> you elected me for the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years to fix challenges that have built over decades. >> reporter: republicans at their convention talked about america's problems not about how to fix those problems. >> all they had to offer was the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high, try another. feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: mr. obama talked about the accomplishments about his administra
obama and republican candidate mitt romney are hitting the campaign trail. congress is back in session. we will have more on the stories in just a minute. >>james: we're back updating you on decision 2012. kickoff economy will be at the forefront of the discussions. obama says the things the better off since he took office said. he will be back in the bay area this coming october. this'll be his eighth fund- raising event in california. >> the mitt romney campaign released this ad in wisconsin. obvious job and the others released on friday will not do much sell obama is popularity. the drop in jobs probable bully--probably related to people just giving up looking for jobs. >> obama >> he is in his government spending. across the board cuts will go into effect in january. among the republicans that voted with this, was romney is running it may to paul ryan. >> the latest gallup poll has obama at 49 percent among registered voters. president obama as campaign sparked a lot of the nation's last month. obama's campaign manager says that 98 percent of those donations or $250 or less. >>
. >>> the democratic national convention wraps up tonight in north carolina with a speech from president obama. katie marzullo joins us. >> reporter: president obama will make his case for reelection tonight but you are going to hear this morning on "good morning america" the white house senior adviser saying he does not anticipate a big bounce in the polls following the convention that the race will remain tight until election day. the last night former president clinton made his own case for president obama's reelection. president clinton fired up the delegates and got a hug from president obama after his speech. bill clinton validated the current president's plan and said no president could fully repair the damage in four years. democratic lawmakers from california and here in the bay area are gushing over his performance. senator boxer said she was "over the moon." >> bill clinton is such a great teacher, he laid it out. >> that was the very best. i think the quintessential speech. >> it was clintonesque. >> reporter: before president obama takes to the stage tonight delegates will hear from vice
unknown barack obama into the spotted light. could we see the same tonight. . >> this guy did train there in the bay area as an undergraduate. he only got there because of affirmative action, he said his s.a.t.s weren't really good enough to go to stanford. but joaquin castro and julio castro the twins went on to go to law school, one's running for congress and the brother who gives the keynote address tonight is the mayor of san antonio, texas and they say their story the like barack obama, he went to harvard law and he gave the keynote address, and they're julio is going say with a strong endorsement tonight that america should re-elect barack obama. but all that said, despite the bay area connection, it's got to be michelle obama who's going to really fire up these democrats tonight, and they hope, outside of this hall, despite of the fact that the economy did not fire up today and that plagued barack obama. >> well now come to order. >> reporter: the democratic convention began in charlotte without president obama. he went to norfolk and did not mention the economic news. factor
at 7:25 a.m., >>> president obama asks the country for another four years. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. >> this was not the kind of speech that bill clinton made. it didn't have that little spark. >> do you think there's a reasonable chance that your husband could lose this election? >> absolutely not. >> the key august jobs report is just in. >> the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% from 8.3%. the bad news is that only 96,000 jobs were created. this is not the hopeful number that the administration and the country was looking for. >>> prince harry has arrived in afghanistan this morning to begin a new deployment to be on the frontlines facing the taliban. >> drew peterson found guilty of murdering his third wife kathleen savio. maximum sentence of 57 years in prison. >>> two people in federal custody tonight after a hoax claiming a passenger on a flight was carrying a dangerous substance. the incident was a prank. >> this is where things tend to get a little ugly. >> oh, my goodness. look out.
is set tonight at the democratic national convention. where president obama set to take the stage within the hour for his acceptance speech. happening now we'll give you a live look at the convention hall in charlotte north carolina. vice president joe biden is expected to conclude his speech in just minutes. president obama is expect to speak in about fifteen minutes. two hours ago former arizona congress woman gabrielle recited an emotional pledge of allegiance. craig has a look at the day's other highlights. >> reporter: a celebratory tone. the delegates were mindful of the job they're here today. >> it's my great honor to place into nomination for the office of vice president of the united states, my father, my hero, joe biden. >> other key speakers tonight. caroline kennedy, the daughter of former president john. if kennedy. >> over the past four years we've had a president that's committed himself and administration the values that made america break. >> 2004 presidential nominee john carry. >> mitt romney doesn't know about foreign policy. but he has all these neocon advisors who
. >>justine: president barack obama will except his party's nomination tonight. it was former president bill clinton that stole the show last night. >> it was clinton on stage last night and lay out the framework for what this election is about pin tonight is rocco, -- tonight is barack obama telling is why he deserves a second term in >> and bill clinton and commanded the crowds speaking for 48 minutes. he is convincing the crowd that voters are not better off now is -- it is better off now than they were four years ago >> and nobody could possibly repair all the damage he found when he went into office. if >> if you want a winner- take-all, he should report -- support the public and to get. if you want someone who says we are all in this together tonight. you should vote for barack obama pin >> before president obama addresses the convention tonight, the joe bidan will give his acceptance speech. >> >>justine: a reminder that you can watch and on in erupted cover in of the convention at www.kron4.com castle -- kron 4 comcast 193. here is a look outside this morning. we have much more
and '60s out towards the coast. >> it is a big night for president obama as he formally accept the democratic nomination for a second presidential term >> the weather has forced a big change of venue for the big address. >> the venue was moved from the bank of america stadium very disappointed. last night, disappointed would be the wrong word to describe bill clinton's appearance here. his speech really stole the night. >> made a surprise appearance on stage with president clinton at the democratic convention. president obama listen backstage while bill clinton nominated him for a second term >> all want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> he then turned his sights on mitt romney and paul ryan. he summed up republican arguments this way >> he had not cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in >> he said romney's plans to cut the deficit with a tax cut does not have that >> is the arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down >> president clint
last night to big to be to chp officer kenyan young strong. >>> a un brought obama to be the next president of the united states. >>> with all when several breaking news stories. >>> first got to and did discuss and video into our newsroom. but to 45 this morning there was a fatal shooting on city streets at a color. the tried to keep people away from this crime scene. the of this about the street in the area as well as a marker of the gold card offer into east than 580. we just heard from chp that the door to close at off live for another 45 minutes or so. let us that there's a pretty bad big accident. they had to completely shut down the freeway. the stuff some lanes of highway 17 remain shut down. there were able to reopen the north atlantic of hours ago. the southbound lanes remain close. we just understand a man was rescued who was stuck between two cinderblock walls. this was at the orchard supply. will have more details in a minute. there may be street closures around capitol expressway. just east of one a one. >>> a stretch of highway 17 in the santa cruz mountains expecte
of the president took to strengthen the medicare trust and exceeded this life of a 2024. >>> president obama and mitt romney are prepping for the first debate. to get help from the ohio senator will play the role of the present. and president obama will look to the massachusetts senator to stand in for mitt romney. and behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say that mitt romney has more riding on the debates and to gain for the president >>> the president has a chance to show is competent to stand up against the president of the nine states. and to accomplish that and wins the first debate >>> wednesday's debates give both canada's a chance to explain it plans for health care in the economy. >>> the women are obviously kinda unusual if this election. if they're more interested in men and issues affecting their pocketbook. >>> to your daughter welcome to america. your share of the debt is over $50,000. >>> a recent poll shows that 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54 percent favor president obama. >>> the person that does not know whether next dollars and come from >>> i'm looki
:07. tonight at the dnc president obama's speech will be the major focus of attention. now last night former president bill clinton praised president obama, but he also shined the spotlight on the woman behind the man. >> after last night i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> it was the second night of rousing speeches at the democratic national convention as former president clinton officially nominated president obama for a second term. coming up for you at 6:fine more of the highlights from that speech and the comparison made between bill clinton and the current commander in chief. >>> social media is making a very strong appearance at both of the colorado conveniences. twitter reports a spike in the number of tweets sent out. during the 2008 conventions there were 360,000 tweets. so far this year twitter is close to 9 million tweets for the two conventions combined. >>> there are also more google searches and blogs about the conventions being recorded. >> some of san francisco street lamps are in bad shape, according to the chronicle there are 232 of the lights
, then i need your vote. >>> president obama urges the president's voters to stay the course. good evening everyone i'm frank vascellaro. >> and i'm julie haener. his election four years ago made history but a slow recovery from the recession makes reelection anything but certain. today president barack obama made his case for a second term. we have team coverage. amber lee followed today's speech. but we begin with ken pritchett, inside the national convention where the president said times have changed but so have i have. >> reporter: we heard a lot of things that could be more rousy, more aimed at getting a reaction but the message was what we were looking for. the president says his plan restructure it is middle class but that it takes time. >> you elected me for the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years to fix challenges that have built over decades. >> reporter: republicans at their convention talked about america's problems not about how to fix those problems. >> all they had to offer was the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus?
house has shifted. rahm the's assessment of obama supporters secretly reported -- rahm the's assessment of obama supporters secretly recorded. they are firing back using a recording of a rock obama talking about making government more ease and -- barack obama talking about making government more efficient. president obama will be attending the forum, courting the hispanic vote. lawmakers are responding to a scathing new watchdog report. good >> it was released yesterday, and the house panel met to review the findings on the scandal. nicole is in washington with the fallout. >> there has been a political football in congress, and even with this massive report, it is not necessarily game over. it has been the subject of congressional hearings for months. good >> operation fast and furious. i like to call it fast and furious. >> members gave praise to the inspector general report and faulted the department for its handling of the gun trafficking. >> our review revealed mismanaged strategies, tactics, and management failures. >> attorney general eric holder, who was held in contempt of the
for his chances of beating president obama. >> his debt in the polls come after a secretly taped video recording of him making controversial comments at a fund-raiser was released and it is also 48 days away from the election. the latest cbs news new york times poll shows that in colorado president obama has a leading ann romney which is a change from august. in virginia the president has extended his lead and in wisconsin the president maintains the same league he did in august. the romney campaign is trying to get back on track after mother jones released a recording this week >> my job is not to worry about, they should take responsibility and care for their lives. >> also indicate romney told donors that 47 percent of americans pay new income taxes and they believe they are victims entitled to government help and will vote for the president no matter what. he went on fox news yesterday not to apologize but to clarify >> course your right there are a number of retirees and military members for not paying taxes as if should be, but, i do believe that we should have enough jobs and en
is now a fast- track link par-- lane. >>mark: first lady michelle obama is speaking this evening at the democratic national convention. steve will play a big role at the convention this week. party leader say that she is a strong second to rally the voters. our approval rating as much higher than the president. >> castro will be the first person that is a latino to have ever given the keynote address at the democratic convention. you can watch the entire democratic convention on kron 4 comcast 193. >> with the democratic convention, met romney is staying at this hilltop retreat preparing for his upcoming debate. mr. romney and president obama face off on the first debate on october 3rd. this will be in denver. >>darya: please got there and found a 24 year old man that was definitely. this morning at a 17 year old is in custody for stabbing a man a powwow to appear -- paula alto. a man was back at that home multiple times. police are not releasing any more about the victim or the suspect. >> the residents are mad at vallejo police because they killed one of the young men. one m
that is james taylor performed there welcoming them to charlotte. tonight michelle obama is featured speaker. the 37-year-old mayor of san antonio texas gives the keynote address and will try to convince latinos that president obama deserves their vote. >> through any score, immigration, education, health scare, an any number of issues he has been a very effective advocate for the latino community. >> president clinton will address the delegates wednesday night and president obama closes out the convention thursday night with his acceptance speech. >>> the california delegation in charlotte held a celebration yesterday honoring nancy pelosi's 25 years of leadership. she told the delegates her goal in november is to re-elect president obama and win the 25 seats they need to take back a majority in the house of representatives. we will have live coverage all week long. >>> we will have our first live report from charlotte this morning coming up at 5:15. >>> right now it is 4:55. republican presidential candidate mitt romney won't be spending this week on the campaign trail. instead he will spe
is something unusual. he said he cannot fix washington from the inside. >>vicki: there is barack obama and mit romney taking >>vicki: there is barack obama and mit romney taking a few shots (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >> at decision 2012 president obama and met romney took shots at each other while on the campaign trail. >> on sunday morning talk show, both candidates were dealt with on the talk-show. one mn i think it's going to bay about your bank account not his swiss bank account. >> president obama talked about jobs pin >> i'm not trying to create eight american -- democrat or republican jobs i'm trying to create american jobs in irian. i do not believe in just looking out for workers are businesses that had says 53% or 40% -- 47 percent i need to look out for everybody. >> mit romney said i know that you heard the president heard something
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. >>justine: conventions are over pit now president obama and mit romney are gearing up for the last part of the campaign. let's see the latest on the convention with ed. ed and >> president obama took the stage to except his party's nomination. we have real achievable plans. we will rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation. he offered more promises but he has not kept the promises he made last time. people know that they are not better off and that it is time to change direction. everywhere in return to the campaign today. romney spent several days at this house in vermont. joe bidan says that america is in a better place. >> one more thing a republican opponent totally wrong about pi. america is not in decline. it is never been a good bet to bet against the american people. >> amazon releases and you can tell. >>justine: amazon has released a new version of its popular can build. for the first time you can read it in both direct sunlight and in the dark. they are calling this when a candle-- kindle fire hd. >> a federal judge has come to a settlement with the book. they are giv
different paths. >> the crowd was on their feet as president obama took the stage to make it official. >> i expect your nomination for president of the united states. >> he says that this election is not just about him, it is a choice. >> on every issue, the choice that you face will not just be between two cadidates or two parties but it will be a choice between two different path for america. >> the president says that republicans only have one passed. >> have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high, try another. feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts. >> joe biden stuck to the line which has become a catch phrase for him. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> democrats hope be energy and momentum of these last few days will carry forward now that the conventions are over and the fall campaign begins. the president says that this election is still about hope. >> if you share that hope with me, then i ask you tonight for your vote. >> president joe biden says that americans never lost faith. >> you never quit on america and you deserve a president that will never
speeches. first, vice president joe biden and then president obama will accept the nominations and try to convince the country why he should be reelected. ken joins us live from charlotte. >> reporter: the california delegates that we talked to said they do not expect president obama to spend much time tangling with republicans. >> ♪ ♪ in my mind i'm going to carolina ♪ >> reporter: even with the likes of south carolina favorite james taylor, there are no greater stars than the thousands of delegates and guests in this arena than tonight's main speakers. >> that's a no-brainer. we want to hear from obama. >> joe biden is a firecracker and i always love hearing him speak. >> biden sometimes has slipups but i'm sure he's gone through the speech multiple times. >> reporter: vice presidential convention speeches typically try to gut the opposition, but the tone may be different, since biden is speaking on the same night as the president. >> i don't think you're going to see that. i think this president has decided what you heard from bill clinton last night. >> reporter: president ob
, especially in the fast track planes. >> first lady michelle obama has an urgent task at the convention, persuade voters to give him more time to finish the job. >> they want to make sure he stays there. >> the big theme is are we better off for the democrats >> it certainly is and it is every four years. this is where it is all happening starting today at the national convention. the energy is increasing and it will continue to happen through the evening with michelle obama taking the spotlight. the stage has been built and the party platform released in democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention >> this has been such an historic time that i could not imagine coming >> republicans will not let go of the question, are americans better off than they were four years ago? >> on want to ask the people struggling to find work if they're better off >> 52% of likely voters say the country is worse off than it was four years ago and 54 percent say the president does not deserve to be reelected based solely on his performance. vice-president joe biden is leading the charge to convince
stormed the embassy and president obama condemned the attacks and vowed to go after those responsible for the killings. the protests erupted over a movie that ridiculed islam. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and provoke rage. but as i said, there is no justification. none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> libyan officls say four people have been arrested and are being questioned in response to the killings at the u.s. embassy there. more protests are scheduled throughout the philippines and middle east today. u.s. officials say tensions are high as security is heightened at u.s. compounds around the world. >> sherri ly for us, thank you so much. >>> the story about the man who made the film that sparked so much outrage continues to change. we now know that sam basille is a pseudonym. he is in hiding now. tony? >>> now to today's top stories, new efforts in the search for a suspect following the murder of a 17-year-old girl in prince george's county. hon
.s. under new rules from the obama administration. ktvu janine de la vega live with this story on more what this change means and how people can apply. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we are here at san jose state university a college many undocumented youth dream of attending. in just two hours they will be able to get help in filling out applications to obtain temporary legal status in the u.s.. now several hundred people are expected to come to catholic charities in san jose for a workshop on obama's deferred action program. the plan stops the deportation of many undocumented immigrants. republican critics accuse obama of drafting the plan to help boost his standing with latinos. i spoke to a san jose man that told me in spanish why he thinks the plan is needed. >> i have papers but i support the program. i know a lot of young people in san jose that would benefit because they want to continue their education. >> reporter: to qualify for the program immigrants must prove they came to the u.s. before they were 16 are 30 or younger are in school, graduated or served in the m
. as their convention kicks off in charlotte. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night at the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether you're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> only 5% contained. the fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. >> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gulf coast, and still tens of thousands are in the dark. >> president obama visited a parish hit hard by hurricane isaac on monday. >> democrat or republican, we're all just americans looking out for one another. >> a close call for a homeowner. a moose attacked him. >> scared the crap out of me. do not jump on my car, mr. moose. >> you add in a bulldozer in a very crowded parking lot, angry by-standers, an
, north carolina. the site of the democratic national convention where president obama says he will offer what he calls a better path forward. nbc's steve handelsman is in charlotte with the latest. >> reporter: arriving in charlotte for the democratic convention delegates from florida will boost their efforts in the biggest battle ground. >> florida is a tough state. it's going to be down to the wire. >> reporter: >> what is nice about the convention it wraps everybody up. >> reporter: charlotte has become a kind of obama fest. >> we're very excited. students in general. >> reporter: college democrats in town grateful the president kept rates low on student loans. >> he helped him, i'll help him. we're in this together. >> reporter: president obama is crisscrossing battle ground states on the way to charlotte. today colorado talking about his gm and chrysler bailouts. >> i bet on american workers and american manufacturing and today the u.s. auto industry has come roaring back. >> reporter: he defended obama care. >> i don't know exactly what the other side's proposing, i guess you call
. about 26 people are now being helped by the red cross. >>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. >> former president bill clinton fires up the crowd at the democratic national convention. we are heading there live to bring you reaction of last night and a plea view of what is up tonight. >>> and meteorologist mark tamayo will have the weather. and volunteers turn out to help a bay area veteran. lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you can load cash and checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and there are no withdrawal fees at over 17,500 chase atms all for one flat fee of $4.95 per month. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> highway 17 was shut down in both directions for several hours overnight. the cab of a truck carrying liquid nitrogen melted after catching fire around 10:00 p.m. it happened near summit road in the santa cruz mountains. the fire burned part of the hillside as well but flames did not g
, a surprise appearance from president obama, setting the stage for his big moment tonight. >>> rough seas. hurricane leslie gaining strength, as partial remnants of isaac reemerge in the gulf of mexico. >>> and, oops, a building implosion goes off without a hitch until a huge cloud of dust and debris engulfs a crowd of onlookers. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the democratic national convention with matt lauer, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, and savannah guthrie, live in charlotte, north carolina. >>> and welcome to a special split edition of "today" on this thursday morning. good morning, everyone, i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. >> and i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, you look at that implosion video. someone clearly forgot to do the old which way was the wind going? we'll show you more of that in just a little while. >>> meanwhile, president obama already had a lot of pressure on him with his speech tonight. now he's got a really tough act to follow after what was an enthusiastic and powerful
and will remain in the hospital. >>> turning to election news now. tonight democrats will name president obama their candidate after a highly anticipated speech by former president bill clinton. last night president obama and his daughters watched the first lady address the convention from the white house. earlier in the day the president continued his campaigning in virginia. he told the crowd that whatever he said would be a distant second to what they would hear from his wife later this night. >> i am going to be at home watching it with our girls and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry, because when michelle starts talking i start getting all misty. >> when it came time to deliver her speech she entered to cheers a standing ovation and a little stevie wonder. ♪ [ music ] >> the first lady told the crowd the past four years has not changed her husband. she talked about his efforts for students, women and healthcare and reminded people that real change will take time and she talked about one of the best parts of her job as first lady. >> everywhere i have gone and the peo
for the re-election of president obama. >> one of the main reasons we ought to reelectricity president obama is that he is still committed to constructive cooperation. look at his record. >> tonight, president obama is expected to officially accept his party's nomination but at a smaller venue than originally planned. >> coming up at 77:15. we will go to charlotte and why he said president obama had it much worse hand he did. >> reporting a number of tweets from the political conventions. and interest was a total of 360,000 tweets so far this year. twitter is close to 9 million tweets for the two conventions come pined. >> still have another day for the democratic convention and more google searches and blogs compared to 2,008. >> big rig fire shut down highway 17 last night. it was at summit road near the santa cruz mountains. the fire burned the front end of a semi and part of a hillside. but it did not breakthrough the tank holding the haul of nielt tree general. >> these refrigerated cry owe generallic tanks -- cryogenic tanks are very well insulated. >> northbound lanes were closed for
nationwide indicated an exclusive new says president obama made a considerable leap over mitt romney here in california. the voters now say they will vote for president obama. 34 percent of supporting republican opponents and now romney is at the center of a new controversy over comments made back in mae. what romney said and how the white house is responding. >> the young at a florida fundraiser were posted on the web site of liberal magazine mother jones. you can't hear all the questions asked of the candidates, but you can hear answer like this one about obama's supporters. >> there are 47% to have people who will vote for the president no matter what. there are 47% who are with him who believe that they are victims who mrooef the fwovt has responsibility to care for them. >> the obama campaign seized on the story. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you. you've heard the president say so many times because he deeply believes it that we're in this together, all of us. >> late monday night romney told repo
the world's oil passes through. >>> meanwhile, president obama prepares to speak. coming up, what the president is saying about efforts to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >>> time is now 7:06. computer experts reportedly have found a way to get a free ride. an analyst discovered he could use his lap top computer to read the data on muni's paper limited use cards and then reset them. then, he created an app that would allow his smart phone to do the same thing. now, he says he is not releasing that app to the public. instead, he notified muni to the problem and reportedly they are going to fix it. >>> coming up at 7:07, i want to check in with value on what is happening on i -- sa l on what's happening on i-4. >> reporter: looking a lot more normal today. traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive out to the willow pass grade. also, this morning's commute is not all that bad. that have traffic moves pretty well. there is a slow down but it is only about 15 to 20 minutes which is very typical. we have had some slow traffic this morning. i think we do have the maps the
death in a car crash after a wild night on a party bus. >>> tough talk. president obama speaks out about the violence in the middle east. >>> and self-driving cars. they get out of the lab and on the bay area streets. the new law making robo cars street legal. >>> how soon will we see the bridges across the bay area? a hazy start. we will check in with christina loren with the forecast for today. you are watching nbc bay area. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. marla is off today. >> i'm jon kelley. it is a crash that changed one family's life forever and a push to change the law. >> that family is praising lawmakers and the governor for creating tougher restricts for party buses. we have christie smith who spoke with the family about the reaction to the new law. >> reporter: good morning, laura. doug and linda studebaker wrapped up the press conference. their 19-year-old son was killed after partying on a party bus. today, they are celebrating preside the fact that governor jerry brown signed the bill into law. it is called the brett studebaker law. he was
marys. give me a break. >> how often does paul ryan agree with barack obama? he says the latest in a series of bad blood on calls all season by replacement referee >> is making it hard to watch >> who are they and what do they stink so bad? >> a lot of them are division to or division three colleges, some have come even from high- school >> high-school referee and mike says ones with better jobs worry they would not get those jobs back later, being labeled as union busters >> for a lot of them is the only shop they might get to the nfl >> so what are they so bad? the games they referee are not awful like these >> it takes two full years to get acclimated to the speed of that game because everything happens at 90 m.p.h. >> the nfl wants to give referees who are part-timers at 401 k instead of their current pension and the right to bench one that they think is doing poorly. the current average salary is $150,000 part time but the nfl does make $9 billion per year. >> $9 billion per year they make, that is more than most south american countries have for their economy. last night t
is off today. our starting point, tough talk on iran from president obama at the united nations, as iran's leader mahmoud ahmadinejad prepares to take the podium today. he's given fiery speeches before. he will inflame an already heightened tension in the middle east? >>> the battleground votes. new polls show president obama ahead in ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. and in some cases, by double digits. can mitt romney win the presidency without the power of these swing states? >> no. and by the way, check out this incredible video. a tornado touches down, ripping through homes and buildings. it is all caught on camera. >> wow. a busy morning ahead. our guests include michele flournoy, co-chair of the obama campaign nation security advisory committee. tiki barber, former player for the new york giants, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, ben cohen, co-founder of ben & jerry's ice cream and singer cyndi lauper. >> it is wednesday, september 26th. "starting point" beginning right now. first we have some news just in to cnn. two american soldiers in afghanistan were killed today in a
. president obama addressed the assembly yesterday and said time is running out for iran to settle dispute over its nuclear program. >>> two political heavy weights are added to the list of people upset over that controversial referee call. coming up in nine minutes the impact of the fofootball game o the presidential race. >>> now 4:36. the chp is investigating a frightening rolling shootout on interstate 580 in castro valley. take a look. you can see the bullet holes in this ford taurus. someone in a passing car opened fire on that car around 7:30 last night. the driver and passengers of the ford left the car on the side of the freeway and ran off. the driver of the other car also got away. so far no reports of injuries or arrests but the chp shut down two miles of westbound 580 for 90 minutes while officers searched for evidence. >>> coming up on 4:37. let's go over to sal to check in on the early morning commute. hi sal. >> good morning, pam. we are off to a nice start if you are driving around the bay area any time soon. let's take a look at interstate 80 westbound it looks pretty goo
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